Name of Podcast: 萌音电波 (Pinyin: méng yīn diàn bō)
What topics are covered?
With Japanese and Western pop music as its major background music, this podcast is mainly themed with topics on animations, games, IT products, etc.
Why is it good to listen to?
If you’re quite familiar with Japanese animations or pop culture, your first impression of this podcast might be – ‘It is so “Moe”!’ ‘Moe’ is a Japanese slang word for ‘extremely cute or adorable’, mainly as applied to fictional characters. The host of this podcast, Hua Nai（花奈）, which is a Japanese-style name, has a voice just like that of a cute female Japanese anime character. The podcast host speaks Mandarin with a Hong Kong/Taiwan accent. Her voice is soothing, perfect for listening after a tiring workday. A great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with Chinese and Japanese pop culture and Chinese Internet vocabulary.
To listen or subscribe to this Chinese podcast, the podcast feed is at http://ikalley.com/feed.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 40 minutes long.
How often are the podcasts updated? Recently, this podcast has been updated every few months.
Description of the podcast:
Taking one of the episodes as an example, it covers her experience at a major comic expo held in Shanghai – 2012 ChinaJoy. It included helpful tips for those who planned to visit the show. It also expressed the host of the podcast’s complaints that people at the show were polluting Shanghai by leaving rubbish all over the underground stations. It also talked about how the host of the comic show stopped people from entering for an hour on a very hot day in order to give people from the media a priority. In Chinese this sort of complaint is called Tu Cao (吐槽）which is hard to translate into English.
Briefly, this is a show perfect for comic fans, game enthusiast and “geeks” to enjoy.